798 doctors died during COVID second wave, maximum deaths in Delhi: IMA
Delhi: Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday informed that 798 doctors lost their lives in the second wave of COVID across the country, of which maximum 128 doctors lost their lives in Delhi, followed by Bihar at 115.
As per the official note by the IMA, the number of doctors who lost their lives in the pandemic in Delhi stands at 128, followed by Bihar at 115 and Uttar Pradesh at 79.
States like Maharashtra and Kerala where the prevalence of the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 is on a rise also reported deaths of doctors in double digits. Maharashtra reported 23 doctor deaths, while Kerala reported 24 deaths.
Pondicherry reported the lowest deaths of doctors by logging one death only, reports ANI
On June 25, IMA had informed that 776 doctors lost their lives in the second wave of COVID. According to the IMA COVID registry on June 25---in the state-wise doctors' martyrs list, Bihar saw the maximum number of 115 deaths, followed by Delhi at 109, Uttar Pradesh 79, West Bengal 62, Rajasthan 44, Jharkhand 39, and Andhra Pradesh 40.